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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care  and Support)

Level 4

Use your Fees Free* and 
get your diploma in just 40 weeks! 
Free for NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents*
With fees normally costing $9,950, there has never been a better time to study!


Learn the job-ready skills and knowledge needed to provide advanced person-centred support to people in the community with complex health needs. This program will equip you with both general skills and knowledge that are transferrable across the health and wellbeing sectors, and job-specific skills and knowledge to perform specific health and support roles within the wider health and care sectors.

You can be a benefit to the community through providing of high quality health and wellbeing skills to support people, their family and the wider community.

*Eligibility criteria applies.

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Start date:

22nd April 2024

15th July 2024

7th October 2024



Fees Normally: $10,090

  • Tuition  $9,100 

  • Course related costs - $990



What are you waiting for?

Spaces are limited, secure your spot on our upcoming intake.

What You Will Learn

Lay the foundations for industry success with this practical one year programme.

Over 40 weeks, you will receive professional training from experienced tutors (who have worked in the industry themselves) to be able to enter the health and wellbeing sector, and to confidently provide care for the community’s elderly citizens, and their family. This sector of the economy needs skilled people with big hearts! You’ll also receive a wage increase that is linked to the qualification (as part of the Care and Support Workers Pay Equity Settlement).


Level 4 Certificate

120 Credits



40 Weeks






New Zealand Certificate

in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4)


You will need to complete all of the following papers:

  • The Health and Wellbeing Sector

  • Health and Wellbeing Conditions

  • The Team

  • Complex Health Needs

  • Leadership in a Health and Wellbeing Context

  • Models of Care

  • Risk and Contemporary Issues

  • Complex Support


On successfully completing this programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Work collaboratively with members of a multidisciplinary team and the and/or family of a person with complex needs to support health and wellbeing (10C)

  • Support registered health professionals by carrying out delegated clinical tasks in a health and wellbeing setting

  • Apply knowledge of health and wellbeing conditions and organisational processes to implement culturally appropriate person-centred/ relationship-centred approaches to care for and support a person with complex needs in a health and wellbeing setting

  • Communicate effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, including preparing for and delivering reports and information as required by the organisation, and engaging in challenging conversations in a health and wellbeing setting

  • Apply leadership skills in a health or wellbeing setting by formal or informal mentoring and/or coaching of colleagues

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Attained the age of 20 years

  • Completed all requirements of the New Zealand Certificate of Health & Wellbeing (Level 3)

  • An equivalent qualification in Health Assistance/Support work

  • Completed a minimum of two years appropriate work or professional experience in a
    Health and Wellbeing role including but not limited to: care giver, health assistant, or nurse.

Special Entry

An applicant 20 years of age or over, who does not meet academic entry requirements, may be given entry to the programme if they can provide evidence of their likely success on the programme and following an interview with the Programme Leader. 

English Language Requirements

All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency prior to being accepted into the programme.

    provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 5.5 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.0

  • Pearson Academic Test
    have a Pearson Academic Test score of 42 and above with no individual band score less than 36

  • LanguageCert
    have a B2 Communicator Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

International Learners

For international learners with English as a second language must provide evidence of the required English language requirements from an internationally recognised
English Proficiency Test.

This includes:

  • IELTS academic test - with a minimum score of 5.5 and no band score lower than 5 (Scores must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form)

  • TOEFL course-based test (pBT) - with a minimum score of 530 and an essay score 4.5 TWE

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - with a minimum score of 46 and a writing score of 14

  • Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 162 or above and no less than 154 in each skill

  • OET - with a minimum grade C or 200 in all sub-tests

  • NZCEL - Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) or (Employment)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - with a PTE academic score of 42 or above and no band score lower than 36

  • Language Certificate - B2 Communicator International ESOL (LRW) with HIGH PASS and no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS

  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

Career Pathways

Successful graduates will be awarded the following qualification by New Zealand Qualifications Authority:

New Zealand Certificate In Health and Wellbeing (Level 4), worth 120 credits.

Further Education

Further study
Success in this Certificate qualifies you to enter:

  • NZ Diploma in Health and Wellbeing Level 5

Students who successfully Complete this certificate can continue education pathways into palliative care, dementia care, mental health, diploma in health and social care, this certificate can be a stepping stone to BSN - bachelors of science in Nursing   

Employment Pathways

Graduates may be employed as a health care worker, care giver or a role with similar responsibilities in hospices or specialised dementia units, aged residential care, hospitals or home and community support settings.


What are you waiting for?

Spaces are limited, secure your spot on our upcoming intake.

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